Geology question: Does anyone know if there's a specific term for when mountains directly abut an ocean or sea? No beach, no shoreline, just the base of a mountain hitting up against an ocean. I feel as though I've heard of a term for this before but it's entirely possible that I dreamt it up.
posted by fso
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I want to help guide the development of "new" environmentalism... Where should I (educated/trained as an Ecologist) start on a career change into media (online/web development)? better explained... [more inside]
posted by Gaeacon
on Dec 9, 2009 -
Book recommendation filter: Can you point me to a book about purity of self/ respect for self/ self improvement through interactions with nature? Possibly with discussions on eating healthily/ exercising and/or with emphasis on gaining clarity of thought. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Nov 19, 2009 -
I am looking for a book that was used as a textbook for an english composition course at Northeastern University in 1999. The book was a compilation of nature essays including Kerouac. I believe the professor was an adjunct at the time who used the book.
posted by kemah201
on Nov 8, 2009 -
Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11
on Oct 11, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals.
(Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.)
I have read this
, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
posted by biochemist
on Jul 20, 2009 -
I don't follow a religion, and my spiritual life feels so empty without one that it bothers me enough to disrupt daily life.
I believe in nature spirits, and I have a strong spiritual connection with nature. However, I also feel a connection to Christianity that I can't quite identify. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Hiking, biking, camping in the Klamath Falls/Crater Lake, Southern Central Oregon area? [more inside]
posted by telstar
on Jun 18, 2009 -
A tree that I was sentimentally attached to has died. What long-lasting thing can make out of its wood? [more inside]
posted by sciapod
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Physics-filter: in the context of a diatribe against memorization, a physics professor of mine once mentioned that she fell in love with the discipline because all of modern physics
can be derived from a few foundational equations. So, what are they? [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl
on Mar 18, 2009 -
Is there an alternative to harmful herbicides that will kill weeds but not harm backyard wildlife?
My yard is full of weeds. It looks awful. We're having an awful time getting rid of the weeds because there are just too many to manually pull each out. So my husband wants to use a "Weed and Feed" or some similar weed killer on our entire lawn to kill the weeds, then start seeding grass. [more inside]
posted by feeshbitZ
on Mar 14, 2009 -
Are there any species other than humans whose own success (at procreation, expansion, etc.) has threatened or ruined their habitat? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Feb 24, 2009 -
Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
posted by lblair
on Feb 12, 2009 -
I was at the Bogor Daily Photo blog earlier today and saw a picture of a 'Strange Tree'
that one of the site's contributors, Alaya, posted with the words " found the tree with strange fruit on the road near botanical garden. anyone know what kind of tree is it? ".
I waited the whole day but no answer was forthcoming . I thought it looks like a fruit-bearing parasitic plant that i might have seen somewhere before.The photo piqued my curiosity so I thought I will ask the Mefites.
I am sure Alaya will be ever so thankful too. :)
posted by kryptos
on Dec 28, 2008 -
How do I escape NYC for a few days and commune with nature upstate, in winter, with my dog? Oh, and I don't know how to drive. [more inside]
posted by cardamom
on Dec 8, 2008 -
I have a bunch of limbs and vines that I need to get rid of - probably a whole dump truck full. What's the most environmentally friendly way to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston
on Sep 21, 2008 -
My boyfriend, our two small dogs, and I would like to take a weekend trip in the Boston area soon... We want cost-effective, swimming opportunities, quaintness, dog-friendly, nature...
Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lalalana
on Jul 30, 2008 -
Two questions about Argentina. First, does anyone know any good hot springs [termas] that are not exceedingly far from Buenos Aires.
Second, does anyone know any music stores in Buenos Aires where I could acquire a melodica or other instruments for not too many pesos. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Jun 29, 2008 -
What's a good place to take my Mom hiking in the Olympia, WA area? She's got endurance for a decently long, steep walk, but she's afraid of heights and won't walk on loose or slippery surfaces. [more inside]
posted by scose
on Jun 15, 2008 -
This weekend I will be driving a roadster from Las Angeles to Detroit with a buddy. Help me find winding, hilly or mountainy roads with great views of nature to see on my way. Twisty mountain roads are always preferred over long straightaways. (Bonus if they aren't too much out of my way, thought I don't mind changing my route somewhat.)
So far I am thinking of passing through Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Rocky Mountain National Park. (Google map
posted by parma
on May 6, 2008 -
What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 16, 2008 -
AustinNatureFilter: What are the best places in and around Austin, Texas to explore the Natural History of the area? [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Apr 4, 2008 -
Manchester, NH Novice hiking trails nearby a couple of miles or more long, now that the weather is getting better? [more inside]
posted by prodevel
on Apr 4, 2008 -